Archive for December 16th, 2007

I like big Hutts and I cannot lie...

On sale here. You can see more of my Etsy finds here, or look here for more Neato Star Wars links....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/i-like-big-hutts-and-i-can-not-lie/

RIP Dan Fogelberg

(YouTube link) Musical artist and composer Dan Fogelberg died this morning from prostate cancer. He was 56 years old. Link to story. Link to website. -via Fark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/rip-dan-fogelberg/

Rolling Salamander and Caterpillars: Mother Nature Invented the Wheel

Did humans really invented the wheel? It seems like Mother Nature had us beat: salamanders and caterpillars have been "rolling" like a wheel long before humans invented it.Link [metacafe at VideoSift] - via AQF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/rolling-salamander-and-caterpillars-mother-nature-invented-the-wheel/

Nut & Bolt and Screw Salt and Pepper Shakers

Ask your friends at your next dinner party if they can figure out these nut & bolt and screw salt and pepper shakers:These Salt and Pepper shakers are definitely something different. Pick them up, turn them whate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/nut-bolt-and-screw-salt-and-pepper-shakers/

Skull Helmet

There are two things in my book that spells badassitude. The first thing is having a hyena as a pet, and the second is wearing this Skull Helmet by Santiago Chopper.Of course, the helmet will not save your face and jaw i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/skull-helmet/

Clever Ad for Vodka

Ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, won a Grand Clio Award for this cleverly subversive (and naughty!) print ad series for New Zealand vodka 42 Below. This one above is titled "Transvestite," and tells the dangers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/clever-ad-for-vodka/

Balloon Light

The designboom shop is selling a kit by Kyouei Co. Ltd. that turns a regular white balloon into a lamp with a clear LED light powered by small batteries.You can cluster the balloon lamps into a chandelier, though at $25...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/balloon-light/

Family Guy Star Wars Style Poster

Family Guy and Star Wars fans can both appreciate the clever re-imagining of the famous Star Wars Style "C" poster recently devised for the Family Guy: Blue Harvest special. The original Star Wars cast has all be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/family-guy-star-wars-style-poster/

Basketball Topper Hat

When it comes to headgear for sports fans, football somehow seems a lot easier than basketball. The basketball on this hat is 13" from the top of the ball to the black rim of the hat. This basketball hat is 15.7...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/basketball-topper-hat/

Snow Plowing Train (Video)

This impressive video clip of a snow plowing train in Goodland, KS brings back some good ol' "Runaway Train" 80s movie memories - or maybe that's just me? Also see the Train Snow Plow Getting Stuck entry.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/snow-plowing-train-video/

World's Most Beautiful Supercomputer

This amazing piece of technology is installed in a former chapel at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. It's called "MareNostrum" and it is currently the largest supercomputer in Europe and the 9th largest in the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/worlds-most-beautiful-supercomputer/

Kitchen and Egg Timers Round-Up

Design*Sponge blog has a very neat round-up of kitchen and egg timers. Fantastic! http://www.designspongeonline.com/2007/12/kitchen-timer-roundup.html - via BB Gadgets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/kitchen-and-egg-timers-round-up/

Wackiest Warning Label Contest Winner: Avoid Death!

Every year, Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch or M-LAW holds a contest to select the year's wackiest warning labels. The group contends that lawsuits (and fear of them) have driven the proliferation of silly warning labels on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/wackiest-warning-label-contest-winner-avoid-death/

Scientists Found Brain's Irrelevance Filter

Swedish scientists discovered the reason why some people are better at remembering things, even with distractions, than others: an "irrelevance filter" in the brain!The volunteers were asked to perform a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/scientists-found-brains-irrelevance-filter/

The Great Escape: How the Trouts Got Out!

Wildlife photographer Dennis Bright captured a photograph of trouts escaping their ponds through a metal feed pipe! [Dennis photographed] the trout making giant leaps out of their pond into a metal feed pipe three fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/the-great-escape-how-the-trouts-got-out/

CAVE Bookcase by Sakura Adachi

Japanese designer Sakura Adachi created this fantastic bookcase, called "CAVE" with a built-in reading lounge!Supposedly, sitting in the seat gives a feeling of hiding in a cave (hence its name). Books can be s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/cave-bookcase-by-sakura-adachi/

Muppet Propaganda by Kevin Skinner

Illustrator Kevin Skinner is auctioning off several limited edition reductive linocuts on eBay. This one above is called Invincible and depicts "an army of Berts, ideal soldiers for the motherland, looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/muppet-propaganda-by-kevin-skinner/

UPS Saved Millions of Gallons of Gas by Not Turning Left!

Here's a smart idea: last year UPS shaved 28.5 million miles off its delivery routes and saved about 3 million gallon of gas partly by ... not turning left!It seems that sitting in the left lane, engine idling, waiti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/ups-saved-millions-of-gallons-of-gas-by-not-turning-left/

iPod Earrings

What to do with a pair of busted iPod earphones? Romanian blogger Felipov turned hers into a pair of hip earrings!Link - via Sensory Impact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/ipod-earrings/

Giant "Magnetic Ropes" from the Sun Power Aurora Borealis

NASA scientists discovered giant "magnetic ropes" that link the Earth's upper atmosphere to the Sun. Solar wind particles that flow along these ropes provide energy for geomagnetic storms and auroras:A 'mag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/giant-magnetic-ropes-from-the-sun-power-aurora-borealis/

Quote: Andy Rooney on Computers

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done." - Andy Rooney, writer and commentator (1919 - )...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/quote-andy-rooney-on-computers/

Map of "Brainland"

New Zealand designers at Unit Seven created a map of "Brainland," which used a digitized photo of a real human brain:The above map's original data was created from a reference photo of a real human brain wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/map-of-brainland/

Jacket with Newspaper Insulation for the Homeless

Canadian designer Lida Baday created an all-season jacket for the homeless that can be stuffed with newspaper for insulation!"Newspapers are also easy for anyone to get their hands on," says Baday, who foun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/16/jacket-with-newspaper-insulation-for-the-homeless/
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